For the Business of Football - Inside World Football http://www.insideworldfootball.com/component/content/?view=featured Fri, 17 Apr 2015 23:16:23 +0100 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Gloves off, CONCACAF federations show their election colours http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-football/football-americas/federations/16837-gloves-off-concacaf-federations-show-their-election-colours http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-football/football-americas/federations/16837-gloves-off-concacaf-federations-show-their-election-colours concacaf logo3By Paul Nicholson in the Bahamas
April 16 – If there was any lingering confusion as to where the CONCACAF federation votes were heading, in bulk, at the May election for FIFA president, no-one was left in any doubt after an extraordinary show of support from the floor for Sepp Blatter at the confederation's congress in the Bahamas today.]]>
paulnicholson@sportsolutionsltd.com (Paul Nicholson) Featured Federations Football Americas World Football News Fri, 17 Apr 2015 00:35:31 +0100
Greek government steps in tackle football violence, but so does FIFA and UEFA http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-football/europe/16840-greek-government-steps-in-tackle-football-violence-but-so-does-fifa-and-uefa http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-football/europe/16840-greek-government-steps-in-tackle-football-violence-but-so-does-fifa-and-uefa Greek Super League violenceBy Andrew Warshaw
April 17 - The Greek authorities are on a collision with FIFA and EUFA over plans to tackle violence in domestic sport, with the two bodies warning the country could be thrown out of international football because of government interference.]]>
paulnicholson@sportsolutionsltd.com (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:01:23 +0100
Webb powers up CONCACAF with new goals and World Cup target http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-football/football-americas/concacaf-news/16836-webb-powers-up-concacaf-with-new-goals-and-world-cup-target http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-football/football-americas/concacaf-news/16836-webb-powers-up-concacaf-with-new-goals-and-world-cup-target Webb5By Paul Nicholson in the Bahamas
April 16 – CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb used his opening remarks at the confederation's congress in the Bahamas to acknowledge the progress they have made as a group but to reset their goals for the next stages of reform and building.]]>
paulnicholson@sportsolutionsltd.com (Paul Nicholson) Featured Concacaf News Football Americas World Football News Thu, 16 Apr 2015 23:42:30 +0100
Andrew Warshaw: The one that got away? http://www.insideworldfootball.com/andrew-warshaw/16831-andrew-warshaw-the-one-that-got-away http://www.insideworldfootball.com/andrew-warshaw/16831-andrew-warshaw-the-one-that-got-away The politics of football have long been rife with allegations of corruption, hypotheses, behind-the-scenes manoeuvring and a fair share of proven malpractise.]]> paulnicholson@sportsolutionsltd.com (Paul Nicholson) Featured Andrew Warshaw Columnists Thu, 16 Apr 2015 21:17:52 +0100 Blatter holds court and backs CONCACAF for 4th World Cup berth http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-football/football-americas/federations/16835-blatter-holds-court-and-backs-concacaf-for-4th-world-cup-berth http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-football/football-americas/federations/16835-blatter-holds-court-and-backs-concacaf-for-4th-world-cup-berth Webb and BlatterBy Paul Nicholson in the Bahamas
July 16 - Speaking at the opening of the CONCACAF Congress in the Bahamas today (Thursday) FIFA president Sepp Blatter told his audience of national federations their confederation should have four automatic places at the FIFA World Cup.]]>
paulnicholson@sportsolutionsltd.com (Paul Nicholson) Featured Federations Football Americas World Football News Thu, 16 Apr 2015 23:08:12 +0100
Bodies call for co-operation and tougher laws in battle against match-fixing http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-football/42-news/16839-bodies-call-for-co-operation-and-tougher-laws-in-battle-against-match-fixing http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-football/42-news/16839-bodies-call-for-co-operation-and-tougher-laws-in-battle-against-match-fixing matchfixingApril 17 - As the scourge of global match-fixing shows little sign of diminishing, fresh calls have been made for governments to introduce legislation that recognises it as a global crime.]]> paulnicholson@sportsolutionsltd.com (Paul Nicholson) Featured News World Football News Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:55:35 +0100 Perth Glory surrenders in row over salary cap breach http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-football/asia/16838-perth-glory-surrenders-in-row-over-salary-cap-breach http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-football/asia/16838-perth-glory-surrenders-in-row-over-salary-cap-breach Perth Glory fansBy Mark Baber
April 17 - A-League club Perth Glory have given up their fight against Football Federation Australia (FFA) sanctions, admitting their guilt in breaching the salary cap regulations and accepting a $269,000 fine and relegation to seventh spot in the home-and-away season - losing their place in the A-League finals.]]>
paulnicholson@sportsolutionsltd.com (Paul Nicholson) Featured Asia World Football News Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:51:44 +0100
Belgium finalise plans for 8-team women's Super League http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-football/europe/16834-belgium-finalise-plans-for-8-team-women-s-super-league http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-football/europe/16834-belgium-finalise-plans-for-8-team-women-s-super-league BeNe league actionBy Samindra Kunti
April 17 - Next season the women's Super League will replace the BeNe League in Belgium. Eight teams will compete in the newly designed league format with the champions crowned after play-offs.]]>
paulnicholson@sportsolutionsltd.com (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Thu, 16 Apr 2015 21:55:14 +0100
Bad luck of the Irish as Windsor Park close to breaking point http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-football/europe/16841-bad-luck-of-the-irish-as-windsor-park-close-to-breaking-point http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-football/europe/16841-bad-luck-of-the-irish-as-windsor-park-close-to-breaking-point Windsor ParkApril 17 - The Irish Football Association has been advised to demolish a damaged stand at the national stadium following a preliminary structural report.]]> paulnicholson@sportsolutionsltd.com (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:13:52 +0100 Brazil change top officials with Del Nero replacing Marin http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-football/south-america/16833-brazil-change-top-officials-with-del-nero-replacing-marin http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-football/south-america/16833-brazil-change-top-officials-with-del-nero-replacing-marin Marco Polo Del NeroApril 17 - Marco Polo Del Nero has officially succeeded Jose Maria Marin as the president of the CBF, the Brazilian Football Confederation.]]> paulnicholson@sportsolutionsltd.com (Paul Nicholson) Featured South America World Football News Thu, 16 Apr 2015 21:42:50 +0100 Pakistan chaos as vicious power struggle mars elections http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-football/asia/16832-pakistan-chaos-as-vicious-power-struggle-mars-elections http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-football/asia/16832-pakistan-chaos-as-vicious-power-struggle-mars-elections Pakistan fansBy Mark Baber
April 17 - The Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) is the latest football governing body to see vicious infighting, with allegations of corruption, attempts to disqualify potential electoral opponents, threats of legal action and attempts by the incumbent to lever FIFA's power against potential rivals, prior to this Friday's Punjabi Football Association (PFA) elections.]]>
paulnicholson@sportsolutionsltd.com (Paul Nicholson) Featured Asia World Football News Thu, 16 Apr 2015 21:38:45 +0100
Caribbean federations have a hot day in the FIFA political sun http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-football/football-americas/federations/16825-caribbean-federations-have-a-hot-day-in-the-fifa-political-sun http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-football/football-americas/federations/16825-caribbean-federations-have-a-hot-day-in-the-fifa-political-sun CFU CongressBy Paul Nicholson in the Bahamas
April 16 – For anyone taking the global annual football confederation congress tour, the Caribbean is the current stop on the schedule which will end in Zurich in May with the main event of the election of the FIFA president. And as in previous elections, the Caribbean is having its day in the FIFA political sun.]]>
paulnicholson@sportsolutionsltd.com (Paul Nicholson) Featured Federations Football Americas World Football News Thu, 16 Apr 2015 03:41:07 +0100
Judge pours water on Bradford stadium fire arson claims http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-cup/61-england/16828-judge-pours-water-on-bradford-stadium-fire-arson-claims http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-cup/61-england/16828-judge-pours-water-on-bradford-stadium-fire-arson-claims Bradford-fire-007April 16 - The judge who chaired the inquiry into the Bradford City fire disaster that killed 56 people in 1985 has described claims the blaze may have been started deliberately as "nonsense".]]> tom.parsons@insideworldfootball.com (Tom Parsons) Featured England World Cup News Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:58:38 +0100 Spurs head to US for pre-season MLS all-star game in Colorado http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-cup/61-england/16829-spurs-head-to-us-for-pre-season-mls-all-star-game-in-colorado http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-cup/61-england/16829-spurs-head-to-us-for-pre-season-mls-all-star-game-in-colorado sounders tottenham.jpg.size.xxlarge.promoApril 16 - In a further boost to their brand awareness drive, Tottenham Hotspur are to become the latest European club to take on an all-star MLS side during the off-season.]]> tom.parsons@insideworldfootball.com (Tom Parsons) Featured England World Cup News Thu, 16 Apr 2015 13:08:51 +0100 LibDems manifesto pledges to make homophobic chants a crime http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-cup/61-england/16830-libdems-manifesto-pledges-to-make-homophobic-chants-a-crime http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-cup/61-england/16830-libdems-manifesto-pledges-to-make-homophobic-chants-a-crime Lib-Dem-logoBy Mark Baber
April 16 – With the UK's Labour Party having already entered the race to woo football fan voters in the upcoming general election May 19, now the Liberal Democrats have included a football policy to win over those same fans. Though one suspects the LibDem policy might be less of a vote winner.]]>
tom.parsons@insideworldfootball.com (Tom Parsons) Featured England World Cup News Thu, 16 Apr 2015 13:13:11 +0100
Klopp wants out of Dortmund. Which stop next on management merry-go-round? http://www.insideworldfootball.com/cn-news/16827-klopp-wants-out-of-dortmund-which-stop-next-on-management-merry-go-round http://www.insideworldfootball.com/cn-news/16827-klopp-wants-out-of-dortmund-which-stop-next-on-management-merry-go-round Jurgen-KloppBy Andrew Warshaw
April 16 - The race is on for one of the most colourful and charismatic coaches in European football after Jürgen Klopp announced he would be leaving Borussia Dortmund in the summer after seven years in charge.
Klopp's contract expires in 2018 but he has asked to be released after a tough season by Borussia's high standards.]]>
tom.parsons@insideworldfootball.com (Tom Parsons) Featured News Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:37:41 +0100
Carvajal claims bite charge is toothless. UEFA brushes it off http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-football/16826-carvajal-claims-bite-charge-is-toothless-uefa-brushes-it-off http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-football/16826-carvajal-claims-bite-charge-is-toothless-uefa-brushes-it-off promo253318304April 16 - UEFA have decided to take no action against Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal following allegations that he bit Atletico forward Mario Mandzukic in Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final, first leg between the city rivals.]]> tom.parsons@insideworldfootball.com (Tom Parsons) Featured World Football News Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:33:37 +0100 Man Utd, Liverpool, Real, Inter and Roma return to US for pre-season match-ups http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-football/football-americas/16822-man-utd-liverpool-real-inter-and-roma-return-to-us-for-pre-season-match-ups http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-football/football-americas/16822-man-utd-liverpool-real-inter-and-roma-return-to-us-for-pre-season-match-ups The Big HouseApril 16 - Manchester United are to return to the US for their pre-season tour this summer and will defend their 'International Champions Cup' title which they won last last year.]]> paulnicholson@sportsolutionsltd.com (Paul Nicholson) Featured Football Americas World Football News Wed, 15 Apr 2015 23:44:16 +0100 Osasu Obayiuwana: African rule changes ensure there will be no change http://www.insideworldfootball.com/osasu-obayiuwana/16821-osasu-obayiuwana-african-rule-changes-ensure-there-will-be-none http://www.insideworldfootball.com/osasu-obayiuwana/16821-osasu-obayiuwana-african-rule-changes-ensure-there-will-be-none A sad, very disturbing, fact remains constant, over the decades I've covered the African game, which is fuelling my deepening pessimism about its future - the ruthless cultivation of a reactionary climate that is extremely hostile to the desperately needed transformation of CAF, the continent's governing body, into an organisation that will finally command the genuine respect of the global fraternity and use its political capital in the interests of those it ought to primarily serve.]]> paulnicholson@sportsolutionsltd.com (Paul Nicholson) Featured Osasu Obayiuwana Columnists Wed, 15 Apr 2015 23:00:44 +0100 CFU Club Championship kicks off with Champions League as the prize http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-football/football-americas/federations/16823-cfu-club-championship-kicks-off-with-champions-league-as-the-prize http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-football/football-americas/federations/16823-cfu-club-championship-kicks-off-with-champions-league-as-the-prize CFU club championship logoApril 16 – While their federation presidents were in the Bahamas at the CONCACAF Congress, 15 clubs from nine Caribbean Football Union (CFU) member associations were starting their quest for qualification to the CONCACAF Champions League for the 2015/16 next season.]]> paulnicholson@sportsolutionsltd.com (Paul Nicholson) Featured Federations Football Americas World Football News Thu, 16 Apr 2015 03:21:35 +0100 FC Twente under pressure as XXImo pulls out of main sponsorship http://www.insideworldfootball.com/football-marketing/sponsorship/16824-fc-twente-under-pressure-as-xximo-pulls-out-of-main-sponsorship http://www.insideworldfootball.com/football-marketing/sponsorship/16824-fc-twente-under-pressure-as-xximo-pulls-out-of-main-sponsorship FC Twente and XXImoApril 16 - FC Twente and its main sponsor XXImo have reached an agreement to terminate their contract. The Dutch club is going through troubled times after losing the Dutch Cup final against PEC Zwolle.]]> paulnicholson@sportsolutionsltd.com (Paul Nicholson) Featured Sponsorship Football Marketing News Thu, 16 Apr 2015 03:33:55 +0100